AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Category: Best Practices

Prioritising Business Value Creation from Data

With data at the centre of every application, process, and business decision, nearly every organisation I talk to describes a quest to become more data-driven to discover and act on insights rapidly. They know there is gold to be found within the troves of their data, but—frustratingly—it usually doesn’t materialise in a timely way for […]

AWS Security Leaders: A Series

Background As an Enterprise Strategist at AWS, I spend the majority of my time in two key areas when I meet with customers: all things digital transformation—people, process, technology, culture, aligning technology investments to business outcomes, cloud migration, organizational change, etc.; and security, compliance, risk, and privacy topics, due to my experience as a former […]

Sustainability

Seven-step roadmap for CEOs and CFOs who are embarking on sustainability reporting journeys

Given the increasing interest in ESG we are seeing among customer executives, we thought this blog post by AWS Senior Customer Solution Managers Hari Venkata and John Roberts would be useful. – Mark Seven-step roadmap for CEOs and CFOs who are embarking on sustainability reporting journeys. Hari Venkata (Sr. Customer Solutions Manager ISV), John Roberts […]

Go Faster! But How? How mapping your product-development process can help you build a high performing organization

Become a high-performing software organization How do you become a high-performing software organization? It is more than just putting new tools in place to manage your CI/CD/CT pipeline. Doing so is like taking the skills you learned from riding a bike and applying them to Formula 1: it will not work. You need to apply […]

Real time data

Powering transformations with real-time data

Powering transformations with real-time data How much of your company’s resources are spent searching for answers to day-to-day operational issues and writing reports, looking inwards rather than focusing on your customers’ needs? While technology has dramatically changed our world in many ways, the way organizations work has not always kept pace. This was illustrated in […]

Measuring effectiveness

Tracking the Effectiveness of Cloud Adoption

We often recommend that enterprises have a clear idea of what they hope to accomplish by moving to the cloud. They can then set up success measures that will both guide them and allow them to measure their progress. In this blog post, Nurani Parasuraman discusses how best to track the effectiveness of cloud adoption.  […]

SCM: Supply Chain Muscling or Modernization?

In my customer conversations, Supply Chain Management (SCM) has become almost as constant a theme as people and agility. The last two years of pandemic and other disruptive events, along with the necessity to achieve sustainability objectives, have shocked companies into realising that they don’t necessarily know as much about their supply chains as they […]

Strategy Alignment

Taking Inspiration from Others: Transformation at DB Systel Part 2

In the first blog post, René Schneider and Andrea Sturm described the why and how of DB Systel’s transformation journey. Here they dive into how their organisation is now structured and some of the steps taken to achieve this state. It’s not a pattern that can be cut-and-pasted, but I find inspiration and insights in […]

Satisfied Employee

The CPO-CIO Partnership Part 3: You get what you reward

“Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” — From the Agile Manifesto Since my blog post on the Chief People Officer (CPO) and CIO partnership, a new urgency has emerged—popularly named the “great resignation”—triggered by a demand for skills, a search […]

Opportunity

A conversation on expanding access to cloud skills for finance professionals

By Levon Stepanian, Cloud Financial Management Specialist, and Chris Hennesey, Enterprise Finance Strategist Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and their finance organizations are no longer just financial record keepers; they are key stakeholders during their organization’s cloud-enabled digital transformation. In the “CFO Series: The Sniff Test?” blog post, Mark Schwartz makes the case that a CFO […]